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Exercise in Futility 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

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FA: Ryan Lawson, Free solo, November, 1999
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Submitted By: Derrick Peppers on Nov 5, 2013

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The crux would probably be pulling away from the crack and moving to the right toward the anchors. The crack is pretty self explanitory with mostly stemming and palming/edges. The gear is so-so.


The first crack to the left of the 3rd class walk-off. two short bolt lines are directly to the right.


Pro to 3". Anchors are same as Hero. rap.

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By Patrick Beeson
From: Portland, OR
5 days ago
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Clip the first bolt of the 5.7 next door, then start up the crack. I definitely agree with the so-so gear options. But you can still through in pro every five or so feet.

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